PIXELS, one of the first iPhoneography websites, is back online
“Social media is the enemy of art.”
– Knox Bronson
Pixels at an Exhibition is dwell and back online after a two 12 months hiatus. The web site was and nonetheless is below the curation of artist and musician Knox Bronson. Pixels rapidly grew to become a serious hub for the artwork of iPhoneography and the development of cellular images. Having Pixels back in any kind is a giant deal.
Along with Glyn Evans’ The iPhonegraphy Blog, Life In LoFi, EYE’EM, and Edi Caves’ iPhoneOgenic, Pixels was amongst the first massive spots on the internet to characteristic iPhoneography, not solely online however with the artwork’s first real-world, brick and mortar exhibitions and occasions as nicely. Like this one. And this one. And this one. The iPhoneography Blog and iPhoneOgenic are actually lengthy gone and EYE’EM has moved previous its cellular roots into an expanded images useful resource.
It’s arduous to imagine that the artwork of iPhoneography is about 10 and a half years outdated (at the time of this writing). Pixels has lined almost all of it. Because it’s been round for therefore lengthy and Knox’s propensity to avoid wasting all the pieces, Pixels has amassed an enormous assortment of iPhone images and iPhone artwork — over 29,000 pictures and works. It is one of the most in depth histories of the digital artwork anyplace.
Back in the early days of iPhoneography, the photographs had been low decision and low constancy. There had been solely simply dozens of good photograph apps. Creating artwork on the iPhone typically felt like engaged on a really small canvas with a really massive brush. Dig back by PIXELS’s earliest archives. Most of these works nonetheless maintain up.
Knox and I’ve remained buddies over the years. On a private word, I really imagine that with out his suggestions and steerage, the artwork of cellular images may need taken a really totally different, much less inventive flip in its adolescence. Yeah, the case could be made that another person may need stepped as much as that place regardless, however Knox did rather a lot to set the artistic bar fairly excessive. I’m blissful to debate this opinion extra in the feedback part beneath.
The web site has new boards and outdated Pixels social community accounts are nonetheless energetic. New submissions and basic photographs are being posted and shared.
Tap right here to go to Pixels. You owe it to your self to take a look. The up to date web site is nonetheless understanding some bugs, however it’s nonetheless an fascinating look back at the artwork.
Here’s the press launch from January eight, 2019 with all the particulars:
PIXELS IS ON ON ON
From: Knox Bronson <[email protected]>
PIXELS IS ON ON ON. That’s proper, the most eagerly anticipated web site relaunch of all time has lastly come to move.
It solely took me a year-and-a-half to get the web site back up, as soon as I made a decision to do it.
You might or might not care if Pixels at an Exhibition is back up, however I do.
If nothing else, it is the seven-year and counting, twenty-nine thousand+ pictures archive and document of the early years of the iphoneographic artwork motion, as we burst out into the world.
When I took the web site down two years in the past, I used to be spent. Living on this terrible city in the Central Valleys in a glorified shack (that half didn’t trouble me, really) on my own (that half did). I constructed a group backyard whereas I used to be there, which is nonetheless going robust.
But so far as Pixels went, I had reached the finish of my rope, financially and emotionally. I simply reread the e mail I despatched out back then. I clearly wasn’t in a great house, as they are saying.
After six months, I missed Pixels.
I began actually lacking Pixels.
I missed all the pieces about it, the nice footage, the individuals, the searchability, the movies, the articles, and the lack of censorship.
Social media is the enemy of artwork. I don’t about you, however I simply get depressed after I get on Facebook. I don’t discover Instagram a lot better. I hate the approach ALL of them current pictures: no respect for artists or their artwork.
I do know, I’m an outdated fart: you possibly can see this clearly in the image.
It nonetheless took a year-and-a-half to get the web site back up. Sorry!
You ought to nonetheless have the ability to log in if you wish to. The motive to do this can be so you might put up pictures to your personal web page, which might present up in The Present part on the web site. I’m doing gentle curating into the most important timeline from there, as nicely.
There are additionally boards. Remember the boards on iphoneart.com? Well, in order for you boards once more, they’re obtainable. I feel we might make teams, too. But solely in order for you.
Will Pixels be a social community sometime? Only if sufficient individuals need it. Aren’t you sick of the different social websites? Help a construct one only for artists! But it’s as much as you.
I’m simply going to take pleasure in reposting outdated stuff I like – it’s simple to spend an hour wanting although the archives. So a lot unimaginable work, all in one place.
I’m going to do another stuff to have enjoyable and as soon as once more piss off all the proper individuals, however even higher this time.
If you do resolve to affix in the enjoyable once more, please learn these articles: Why Register & Login? and Debugging Pixels.
The phrase P1XELS is being retired, apart from a doable continuation of the journal. It might be “Pixels,” going ahead. Long Live Pixels at an Exhibition!
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